kylemittskus


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08 Roessler Brousseau -- kind of weird on the PnP. I'll try again tomorrow.

I was bound to be disappointed, though. I've been craving a great bottle of wine all week but just haven't had the chance to open one.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

rc70


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2013 Pedroncelli Zinfandel Mother Clone
2011 Wellington Syrah Estate
Tri-tip with honey chipotle rub

cortot20


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Post dinner a bomber of Stone 10th anniversary IPA while watching the ducks start their playoff run.

CT

cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:08 Roessler Brousseau -- kind of weird on the PnP. I'll try again tomorrow.

I was bound to be disappointed, though. I've been craving a great bottle of wine all week but just haven't had the chance to open one.



These are not great on the PNP, you are ordered to report back sir!

CT

kylemittskus


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cortot20 wrote:These are not great on the PNP, you are ordered to report back sir!



It never came around.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

awl85


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2008 Roessler Gran Moraine

tytiger58


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In the decanter 2010 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva Nebbiolo and god does it smell good! with hangers baked potato and something green

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




karenhynes


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Clark's 2007 Pinot. Yum, as always

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

rc70


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2008 Diamond Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Franc
This is really starting to come into its drinking time, going to schedule a bottle every 6 months for next few years.

jmdavidson


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I was gifted a 2012 I Balzini Black label this past year. I opened it last night, had a glass and recorked it. If you have any, I would suggest letting it rest at least couple of years. This wine seems to be too young to drink right now. Not even a day or a decanting is helping it any.

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:I was gifted a 2012 I Balzini Black label this past year. I opened it last night, had a glass and recorked it. If you have any, I would suggest letting it rest at least couple of years. This wine seems to be too young to drink right now. Not even a day or a decanting is helping it any.


Those used to be on tso a lot which reminds me I need to start checking in on them again

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




otolith


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'14 Reininger Carmenere. It's ok. Will open the next in several years. Still seems a little tooooo young.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

karenhynes


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rc70 wrote:2008 Diamond Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Franc
This is really starting to come into its drinking time, going to schedule a bottle every 6 months for next few years.



I almost opened one of those last weekend. I'll hold off another 6 months or so. Thanks!

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

cortot20


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'09 iron horse brut rose at houstons with my bride for her bday.

CT

rjquillin


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Looking around for something white to go with some Oyakodon;
found an '09 Rhino in the cellar that's working well.

CT

tytiger58


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cortot20 wrote:'09 iron horse brut rose at houstons with my bride for her bday.



Well happy birthday to your much better half!

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




cortot20


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tytiger58 wrote:Well happy birthday to your much better half!



Following it up tonight with a prime rib dinner at her parents house.

With
2012 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Terrunyo Block Las Terrazas
2015 campesino Isa rose

CT

kylemittskus


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An undecided PN or Zin with BBQ chicken, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and salad for dinner.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:An undecided PN or Zin with BBQ chicken, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and salad for dinner.

Go with the Zin.

You ever kill that bottle we traded at the dimsum place?

CT

kylemittskus


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rjquillin wrote:Go with the Zin.

You ever kill that bottle we traded at the dimsum place?



Yeah, a while ago. I posted a note here, IIRC.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

klezman


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cortot20 wrote:Following it up tonight with a prime rib dinner at her parents house.

With
2012 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Terrunyo Block Las Terrazas
2015 campesino Isa rose



Very nice! Happy birthday to her!

Last night was a 2010 Harvest Moon Pinot Noir. Prior to that I had a bottle of Tres Hermanas 2009 Dolcetto that was gifted to me. Tonight we're going to a friend's house, so we'll take a few things - he likes PS.

Also killed 6 bottles for our seder...that was great! Some delicious kosher Israeli wine (non-mevushal).

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

kylemittskus


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kylemittskus wrote:An undecided PN or Zin with BBQ chicken, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and salad for dinner.



2014 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Zin

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2014 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Zin



How is it?

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




rjquillin


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Coming up;
2004 Suncé Cabernet Sauvignon W. Strycker Vineyard
and others not yet chosen.

CT

losthighwayz


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rjquillin wrote:Go with the Zin.

You ever kill that bottle we traded at the dimsum place?



+1

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


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rjquillin wrote:Coming up;
2004 Suncé Cabernet Sauvignon W. Strycker Vineyard
and others not yet chosen.



Oh, Sunce! The most colorful exchange on wine woot!

Curious how it is. Please share

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


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kylemittskus wrote:2014 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Zin



Nice! Who's your supplier, tiger? 😁

"The older I get the better I was"

awl85


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Monkish My Peoples Come First

kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:How is it?



Totally closed on PnP. Two hours in the decanter later and it's juicy and delicious. It was a great accompaniment to dinner. Up next, the ice cream pairing course.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Totally closed on PnP. Two hours in the decanter later and it's juicy and delicious. It was a great accompaniment to dinner. Up next, the ice cream pairing course.



Nice! Tonight a 2013 No Girls Grenache.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




jmdavidson


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tytiger58 wrote:Nice! Tonight a 2013 No Girls Grenache.


Always interested in knowing the pairing. Costly wine so I hope it is a good choice.

zTimothyBz


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tytiger58 wrote:Yea but I'm used to that



If you can say that, you didn't read what I wrote!

And tonight is a 1994 Wellington Vineyards Syrah Alegría Vineyard Russian River Valley with Persian food to warm up for the Corison tasting.

Official holder of unofficial, unauthorized, non-woot gatherings.

losthighwayz


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zTimothyBz wrote:If you can say that, you didn't read what I wrote!

And tonight is a 1994 Wellington Vineyards Syrah Alegría Vineyard Russian River Valley with Persian food to warm up for the Corison tasting.



Open Sesame?

"The older I get the better I was"

kylemittskus


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kylemittskus wrote:Totally closed on PnP. Two hours in the decanter later and it's juicy and delicious. It was a great accompaniment to dinner. Up next, the ice cream pairing course.



Worked well with ice cream, too. I really love these wines.

Lost -- I'm on the list, dude. Where do you think you got your bottles? I don't have stacks of back vintages like tyger does, though. Although, I'm guessing that '11 Montafi was an auction purchase...

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

rjquillin


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losthighwayz wrote:Oh, Sunce! The most colorful exchange on wine woot!

Curious how it is. Please share

I had to go back and look for the thread. Looks like the ~really long one~ was for a different set than I got.

Interesting.
Cork was perfect, sediment of course, clear and free of bricking. It's tasting rather like the 13 year old CS it is. Fruit is diminished, but still clearly a player. Secondary flavors are appearing. Tannins are there and good acidity, so it's not falling apart and improved over the 4+ hours it was open. It does work better with food than as a sipper, I attribute that to the tart acid and tannin content. Really should have tried some sooner to see the evolution.
Not disappointed, expecially at the woot price, but it is a bit, different than what I expected.
I'll try some of the others...

CT

rjquillin


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losthighwayz wrote:Oh, Sunce! The most colorful exchange on wine woot!

Curious how it is. Please share

I had to go back and look for the thread. Looks like the ~really long one~ was for a different set than I got.

Interesting.
Cork was perfect, sediment of course, clear and free of bricking. It's tasting rather like the 13 year old CS it is. Fruit is diminished, but still clearly a player. Secondary flavors are appearing. Tannins are there and good acidity, so it's not falling apart and improved over the 4+ hours it was open. It does work better with food than as a sipper, I attribute that to the tart acid and tannin content. Really should have tried some sooner to see the evolution.

I think this post rather sums it up.
Not disappointed, especially at the woot price, but it is a bit, different than what I expected.
I'll try some of the others...

CT

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Worked well with ice cream, too. I really love these wines.

Lost -- I'm on the list, dude. Where do you think you got your bottles? I don't have stacks of back vintages like tyger does, though. Although, I'm guessing that '11 Montafi was an auction purchase...


I don't have that many! The 11 Montafi was the first vintage I was on the list I think? Or I got them from Sierra doc.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:Always interested in knowing the pairing. Costly wine so I hope it is a good choice.



Well I wanted to open for science and my wife wanted a Grenache...Only problem was my daughter came home from college with a cold and wanted me to make a curry chicken soup. Wine was delicious and went better with the meat cheese and crackers

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




karenhynes


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Girls' night in...

2006 Flora Springs Flora's Legacy, Cabernet Sauvignon (with a lovely array of cheeses, crackers, almonds, honey...and leading into...)

2004 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder (with sirloin steak, medium rare, mashed potatoes sauteed array of mushrooms, grilled red and orange peppers).

2013 Dreaming Tree Crush California Red (with brownies and ice cream)

2015 Meiomi Pinot Noir (with laughter and great conversation)

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

jmdavidson


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karenhynes wrote:Girls' night in...

2006 Flora Springs Flora's Legacy, Cabernet Sauvignon (with a lovely array of cheeses, crackers, almonds, honey...and leading into...)

2004 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder (with sirloin steak, medium rare, mashed potatoes sauteed array of mushrooms, grilled red and orange peppers).

2013 Dreaming Tree Crush California Red (with brownies and ice cream)

2015 Meiomi Pinot Noir (with laughter and great conversation)


Thanks for posting the pairings, especially the fun part.